Saturday, March 28, 2009

Being spoiled is...



  • recieving Molly's new book and reading it within three days (I had to go to work in between. Otherwise I'd have devoured it much faster)
  • having dinner with friends who reveals they're getting married, and squealing with delight at the thought
  • having breakfast in bed at 10.30 am - scrambled eggs, whole grain bread, cream cheese and Bayonne ham
  • making bread form scratch on a weekly basis
  • not knowing which of the recipes to attack first in your new Ottolenghi Cookbook because you want to do them all - especially the eggplant ones
  • spending Saturday night with your best friend, her husband and little girl and big slabs of beef
  • buying 2 pounds of vanilla beans and constantly swooning away from their heady scent

14 comments:

Ea Ejersbo said...

Oh God, that image is to die for - vanilla heaven!

Angela @ A Spoonful of Sugar said...

That is a wonderful list of happy things! Enjoy the Ottolenghi cookbook---everything I've made from it has been gorgeous.

Oakley Rhodes said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! That much vanilla would keep be baking for WEEKS.

Color me jealous!

veggievixen said...

omg, 2 lbs of vanilla beans? what a dream come true.

Heather said...

Oh my gracious, I just fell off of my chair at the thought of that much vanilla. Bump. Can't wait to see what you make with it!

Heather

Kevin Kossowan said...

Having copious amounts of vanilla is wonderful - enjoy. :)

Jesper said...

Let me know about the Ottolenghi book! I have been looking at it a gazillion times at amazon...

Lickedspoon said...

What riches to have so many beautiful vanilla pods! You know, I'm pretty disdainful of people who covet fancy cars, but ingredient-envy seems entirely understandable...

I love the Ottolenghi cookbook too. So many tempting recipes, and evry one I've tried so far has really worked. One of their cafes is near my house and going there is a feast for all the senses.

The Food Hunter said...

This is a great list!

mrslavendula said...

i think i like this the best "having breakfast in bed at 10.30 am - scarmbled eggs, whole grain bread, cream cheese and Bayonne ham"

your dad said...

hello daughter, first time I have really visited your blog, since we are in the summerhouse on holiday.
Being your father I restrict myself to "No superlatives, but what a delight and pleasure it is to to read your blog."

I only wanted to find an easy bread recipe.

dad

Lars @ grydeskeen said...

I was resding the list, but really my eyes was scouting for the line that matched the picture.

2 pounds, I'm so envious. I recently ordered half a pound of Thaitian vanilla pods from a Medaille D'Or winner of 2008, and.. even if they were expensive, the scent alone in the house was worth the money.

I had to bake some cakes and make some ice creams, before the wife let the heat of my back. Now she is asking if I will order more when our stash of vanilla is gone.

Becky and the Beanstock said...

If you're patient, look closely at them to see if you can find one that a farmer has carved his initials into -- they do that now and then. Not sure if it's to mark their harvest or maybe just bc they can't resist -- I know I couldn't. My favorite use of vanilla? Oddly, when I cook lobster I always incorporate vanilla somehow. It complements the natural sweetness and it adds such an earthy familiarity to the dish. Very much looking forward to seeing what you do with all of them!

nikki said...

I love this list! :)
There's nothing like fresh bread overpowering your home with that lovely aroma!!!!!!
Great blog, you have some awesome pictures of yummy food and interesting dishes posted! :)